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“Excellant! Excellant! It Beats the Best!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Tanganyika Wildlife Park

Tanganyika Wildlife Park
1000 S. Hawkins Ln, Goddard, KS
(316) 794-8954
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Downers Grove, Illinois
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“Excellant! Excellant! It Beats the Best!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

Living near Brookfield Zoo, which I highly praise even over the famous San Diego Zoo and (visited both) but Tanganyika Wildlife Park beats the best! The place is unlike any other park I've been to. You can feed giraffes, birds, RINOS!! etc. You can walk among the kangaroos! I've never seen such lovely grounds with so much animal interaction. Most of the staff are volunteers and you can see they love what they do. Plan on spending a few good hours there.
If you only have a choice between Tanganyika and the Sedgewick Zoo make the 20 minute drive here...you won't be disappointed.

Visited August 2013
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Denver, Colorado
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“Unforgettable!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

One of the best experiences of my life. Interaction with exotic animals including a rhino named Henry and ring tailed lemurs. These extra interactions do cost more but they are well worth it. Very beautiful and well kept park with healthy and happy animals. Will be returning as often as possible!

Visited August 2013
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“Amazingly hands on”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013 via mobile

This is one of the most wonderful zoo like places I've ever been. It was so cool to have the opportunity to feed and pet different animals, it was an experience like none other. I would recommend this to anyone who has the chance to visit.

Visited August 2013
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rdwarrior53
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“Up close and personal with the animals”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

Tanganyika offers the rare opportunity to pet a Giraffe! Feed Lemurs, Tortoise's and a Rhino. Children love the playground.

Visited August 2013
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Independence, Missouri
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“You won't be disappointed!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

This wildlife park may be small, but if you want up close views of the animals, and several great ways to get closer to some of them, this is the place. You can feed and touch the giraffes, and the rhino. You can touch the kangaroos, be on the same small island the lemurs are on.
There were several new babies in the nursery and a great way to view them from outside the building. Several of the animals had their young with them on exhibit. So fun to watch. The only thing wrong with our visit was the 98 degree weather! There is not a lot of shading to find, so it was pretty hot and uncomfortable. I am such an animal lover, though - it was still worth it. They have new animals set to arrive in the near future. I will be back. You can see the zoo in under 2 hours, if you move at a steady pace, but if you love to linger at each exhibit (like I do) - you can easily spend 3-4 hours.

Visited June 2013
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